Tony, > How would I go about selecting rows from a MySQL table where the first > letter of a certain field is $letter ?
Depends upon the MySQL tbl's schema. The MySQL online manual discusses wildcards (full text). Alternatively see LEFT() and other string functions that can be used in SELECT and WHERE clauses. Regards, =dn -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php